Wendy Williams, host of The Wendy Williams Show, is receiving backlash on her coverage of the 19-year-old TikTok star, Matima “Swavy” Miller, who died of a gunshot wound Monday.
During her “Hot Topics” segment, the TV show host made it known that she did not know who the TikTok star was,“I have no idea who this person is … neither does one person in this building.”
Trying to garnish laughs from her audience, the show producer compared “follower counts” with the 19-year-old and the media personality. She noted that the TikTok star has less followers than her on Instagram.
Twitter went into a frenzy with the now viral clip having almost 4 million views and thousands of comments on Williams’ delivery of the tragedy.
Look what Twitter has to say about the clip:
Now hold on….why did she do this like that?!? pic.twitter.com/iBcN4Dn7Va— Do it scared✨ (@_nellerita_) July 8, 2021
She & everyone in the audience are so disrespectful. Right after this she said “those poor followers” & everyone started laughing. Imagine his family seeing this? Absolutely disgusting. I can’t wait till I see that this show is getting canceled. should’ve happened a long time ago— Quincey 💛 (@quinceyy16) July 9, 2021
Abhorrent the way she lead the segment to casually tell us he was murdered at the end🤬— Crème brûlée (@Heblaayo_Hebel) July 9, 2021
What's really gross is her producer knows what's coming... "But you got more followers on Instagram..giggle"— Pipehitters Local 503 (@PDXAccountabil1) July 8, 2021
“There’s only 5 seconds left nothing super crazy can happen in that time...” - Me at the 1:10 mark, being completely wrong.— Greg Schaefer (@TheGregSchaefer) July 8, 2021